From Study to Studio: Landscape Painting with Theresa Laird

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Title: From Study to Studio

Type of Class: Landscape Painting

Instructor: Theresa Grillo Laird

Time: 10 am to 4pm

Dates: Jan 22-24, 2021

Price: $375/325 members

Finding and Refining Your Idea for more Intentional Landscape Paintings

This 2 day workshop is perfect for all levels of painters seeking clarity and focus for stronger paintings!

How often have you found yourself aimlessly pushing paint around trying in vain to recapture the idea that initially excited you? I can show you a way out of that frustrating dilemma.

In this workshop you will

-learn how to identify and define your concept

– develop a dependable step by step process to help refine and strengthen your idea

-gain the confidence of knowing your way forward at every point


Bring your paints, a sketchbook, a means to take photos, small painting panels or suitable material for painted studies, and if you have one, a tablet or laptop to review your photos


Sign up early! Very limited class size to maintain safe social distancing

“Painting, like the rest of life, is a journey filled with glimpses of the less obvious truth if you take the time to look. What is truly there beyond the impressions of a first glance?

 This question filled my mind after an early painting experience. I was younger than school age and was sitting at a child size picnic table in my back yard on a glorious summer day. The scent of fresh laundry that my mother was hanging, filled the air. In front of me was a coloring book with an image of an elephant already covered in a layer of black dots. There wasn’t much room to color between those black dots but I picked up a crayon and was about to begin when my mother set a brush and glass of  water beside me. “You need this.”I touched a dripping brush to the page and jumped back in startled amazement as a sea of viridian green raced across the page.

I was so intrigued by color hidden within black dots, that I started looking more closely at other things to see if there was another reality underneath. I scraped rocks to see if they held color under their dusty surface. I took pieces of bark off off tree trunks hoping to find hidden colors. I peeled the beige paint off the metal buttons of my shirt to see if the paint was masking other colors. When I didn’t find colors there, I dreamt dreams of buttons with layer upon layer of vivid colors. I knew I wanted to be an artist though I barely knew what that meant. I was still in elementary school when I began painting in oils.

Today I still paint in oils, and I’m still searching for what lies hidden within. What am I really seeing and what combination of line, brush stroke and color do I need, to reveal the true character within the seemingly ordinary? That is the journey I’m so fortunate to have been set upon. I invite you to enjoy the results”.

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A  fee reflecting 25% of the registration tuition will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, norefunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.


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